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Data Science Minor for Statistics Majors

Students can major in Statistics and minor in Data Science.

Courses being used to fulfill the requirements for the Statistics major may not be used to fulfill the requirements for the Data Science minor.

Data Science Minor Requirements for Statistics Majors (6 units)

Statistics Major Requirements (minimum 8 units)

**Note: STAT 301-1, 301-2, 301-3, 302, and any 300 level electives being used for the Data Science minor cannot be used to fulfill credit requirements for the Statistics major.

Full list of major requirements and information can be found here

Expectations and coursework for Minor

Students will develop data acumen by learning how to ethically and effectively collect, process, explore, communicate, and make decisions with data and how to combine these components into an efficient data workflow.

The core courses (Data Science 1, 2, 3, and Data Visualization) are designed for students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to build an appropriate data workflow through project work. In each of these courses students will be expected to complete 1-2 weekly assignments and a final data project focused on a dataset they have sourced. Students should be prepared to dedicate approximately 5-9 hours per week outside of class to course work.

Declaring the Data Science Minor

Advising appointments for the Data Science minor will begin in Fall 2019. More information coming soon.

Questions:

Please contact stats@northwestern.edu

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